[chbot] Where to buy a new laptop

Darran Lee darran at nzllive.com
Tue Jul 14 08:50:39 BST 2020

Pick carefully if you want to run Linux. Not all laptops fully function 
with Linux, just because the individual drivers are available doesn't 
mean it works properly. My last laptop is a Acer Nitro 5 (gaming laptop 
with GT1060 video, Core i7, 16GB Ram etc etc). I installed Linux but had 
huge problems getting the GeForce working and the battery life is shite. 
The battery percentage is like a count down timer.

I just purchased a new laptop and wanted to run Linux Mint.

Brands like HP and Lenovo are the two best for being fully Linux 
compliant. Check the compliance lists before buying and Google other 
peoples experience before picking.

I just got a HP Envy X360, Ryzen 5, 8GB Ram, 500GB SSD and touchscreen. 
I wanted a smaller laptop for development etc. The laptop was $1600 
(down from $2200) plus HP has $150 cash back so I think I got a good 
deal. I'm still getting suspend to work properly but everything else 
works and I get 6+ hours battery life.

On 14/07/20 6:46 pm, FieldMate Precision wrote:
> Extended warranty for a few hundred dollars saves any arguments. If I 
> buy the warranty I know that the
> break down will get fixed, saves me time and hassle arguing the 
> Consumer Guarantees Act.
> I kind of think that will me buying an extended warranty will help a 
> tech guy keep a job somewhere out there.
> One of me coding laptop played up after 2 years... the PBtech 
> E-warranty kicked in and a new mother board later + a new battery
> the laptop is all go... the down side was it took 6 months for the 
> repair to complete.. I thought that was kind of interesting.
> Any way I just picked up another LT to keep things ticking along.
> -Grant
> On 2020-07-14 17:54, Volker Kuhlmann wrote:
>> On Mon 13 Jul 2020 19:36:54 NZST +1200, FieldMate Precision wrote:
>>> Agree, PBtech and always pick up the extended warranty (3yrs?)..
>> Why?
>> Consumer Guarantees Act applies. Goods must last a reasonable time
>> for their price, regardless of what manufacturer and seller bs about.
>> Volker
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